5.1       A student’s scholarship rating is reported with letter grades, and a student’s academic standing is reported with grade point averages computed on a 4.3 scale as follows:

    Grade points for each credit hour
A+Outstanding4.3
AExcellent4.0
A-Excellent3.7
B+Very Good3.3
BAbove Average3.0
B-Above Average2.7
C+Average2.3
CAverage2.0
D+Below Average1.7
DBelow Average1.3
D-Poor1.0
FFailing0
SASatisfactory
UNUnsatisfactory
AFAbsence Failure
XFNon-Examination Failure
IIncomplete Work

(a)        excused extension of time to submit seminar paper when due;

(b)        excused absence from an examination

5.2       AF, XF, and UN have a point value of 0.  SA does not have a point value for purposes of computing a student’s academic average.

5.3       Academic honors are awarded as follows:

  1. To graduate Cum Laude, a student must be within the top 25% of the graduating class and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
  2. To graduate Magna Cum Laude, a student must be within the top 10% of the graduating class and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5; and
  3. To graduate Summa Cum Laude, a student must be within the top 2% of the graduating class and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.9.

Notation of academic honors is based upon a student’s cumulative grade point average including the student’s final semester. Notation of honors at hooding and commencement are provisional pending finalization of the student’s grades.

5.4       Students receiving a Law Degree from Creighton University but who have completed one or two semesters at another law school shall be eligible to graduate with honors on the following basis only: 

  1. The grades earned for the work completed at the other law school would have placed the student in the upper 20% of the appropriate class at that law school; and    
  2. The cumulative average for the work completed at the Creighton University School of Law would permit graduation with honors.  

5.5       Non-class activities qualifying for academic credit pursuant to Rule 6.7 shall be graded "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory".